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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

In this June 7, 2015, file photo, George Takei arrives at the 69th annual Tony Awards in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

George Takei warns NRA: 'You don't want to mess with' LGBT community

Former "Star Trek" star and gay activist George Takei penned an op-ed for The Daily Beast Tuesday arguing that the First Amendment cannot be protected without limiting the Second, and calling for a "common-sense" ban on firearms "designed for mass slaughter." Published June 14, 2016

Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt, pictured here, is standing by his decision to give away two semi-automatic rifles during a campaign event this month, despite receiving death threats in the wake of Sunday's terrorist attack at a Orlando nightclub. (Facebook/@Andy Holt)

Tennessee lawmaker giving away AR-15s reports death threats

Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt is standing by his decision to give away two semi-automatic rifles during a campaign event this month, despite receiving death threats in the wake of Sunday's terrorist attack at a Orlando nightclub. Published June 14, 2016